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Old 07-14-2018, 02:19 PM
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New to SR, looking to get sober up forever

Hi,

I am glad I found this site. I drink every night and it is starting affect me negatively. I am not sure whether to go cold turkey or see the doctor.

Been learning a lot since yesterday on this forum.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:28 PM
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Never hurts to check in with your doctor. Just be honest and ask for help.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:30 PM
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Thank you Mindful.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:40 PM
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It's a good idea to have your doctor's help to go thru detox safely. Meds can be given for a short time to calm anxiety and reduce the danger of seizures.

Once you've detoxed, do you have a plan to stay sober?
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Welcome aboard and stay busy reading the wisdom of these smart folks and you will be on your way to recovery. I highly suggest joining a local support group like AA and yes, if you have been drinking hard for a long time,by all means see a doc.
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:33 PM
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Welcome to SR RoverVA and best of luck with your sobriety.

There is a thread for Newbies like yourself, you might find it helpful.
https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...-part-1-a.html (Class of July 2018 Part 1)
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:05 PM
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Welcome aboard RoverVA. Yeah seeing a Dr is the safest way,

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Old 07-14-2018, 04:12 PM
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Welcome, and I know you will find lots of support here.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:25 PM
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Glad you joined us, Rover. Being here to talk things over made all the difference to me - we're never alone. It's wonderful that you want to change your life & get free.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:06 PM
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Welcome, Rover! I was a daily drinker too, and it was so MISERABLE at the end. As others have said, consulting with your doctor is always the safest approach (although I didn't personally do that). We are here to help.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:40 PM
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welcome, RoverVA.
the 'forever' concept drives some people away in fear, but for me it was necessary and liberating to know that is what i'm doing and where i'm going with this.

good for you that you know that's what you're looking to do.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:29 AM
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Thank you all. Yes, I have a plan to attend AA and be on this site everyday to get through. I haven't able to reply to some private messages, because I have not reach 15 posts yet.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:31 AM
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Got your message. I couldn't reply yet. Thank you reaching out to me. Greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:38 AM
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:46 PM
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Finally, able to see the doc today. Came clean about my drinking and hold nothing back. He gave me a prescription for Oxazepam to help with the withdraw, so my Day 1 begins today.
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:50 PM
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Glad you got your doctor's help. That should make the w/d a bit easier.
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:46 PM
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Congrats on day one Rover

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Old 07-23-2018, 05:36 PM
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Good job and good luck. Post often on SR if you feel the desire to drink.
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Old 07-23-2018, 07:22 PM
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Thank you all, so far so good tonight. I feel bored and feel a little weird.
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:15 PM
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Welcome, Rover! Congratulations on day one and the start of a new, amazing life without alcohol. It was a good idea to see your doctor; quitting full stop can be dangerous without help. Stick around here and post often--SR is a great place for advice and support and is a vital part of my sober plan. Wishing you all the best.
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